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By Adam Hochron
Although headlines across the country show new reasons why people need to be aware of dangers in the great outdoors, there is considerable evidence that summer days and nights can continue to be a time of great enjoyment.
By Jeannette Wick
Though hospital stay duration was once used as a surrogate outcome for surgical recovery, the increasing popularity of short-stay surgery has eliminated that measure, making it harder for hospitals to track recovery trajectories and more difficult for surgeons to plan physical, psychological, and social postoperative courses for prospective patients.
By Jacquelyn Gray
Although medications for alcohol use disorders are not widely utilized, a review published in a recent issue of JAMA highlighted several drugs that can effectively reduce alcohol consumption.
By Katie Eder, Managing Editor
Designated “meaningful users” of electronic health record systems do not deliver improved care for common chronic diseases.
By Adam Hochron
The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved a treatment for 3 forms of blood cancers.
Maternal obesity in pregnancy and high maternal gestational weight gain are associated with an elevated risk of childhood asthma, according to a review published online July 21 in Pediatrics.
Reports from family physicians have been received that employers may be misusing survey data to set higher compensation rates for general internal physicians than for family physicians, according to a report published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
By Adam Hochron
As it continues to tackle the issue of prescription drug abuse, the US Food and Drug Administration today approved an extended-release/long-acting opioid analgesic designed to help chronic pain patients while curbing their ability to tamper with it.
There has been a decrease in the number of uninsured following the open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, according to a report published online July 23 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Blood donations to the American Red Cross are down substantially, and the agency says an "emergency situation" could arise within weeks.
Physician's Money Digest
Healthcare has been slower than other industries to feel the force of digital technology, but big companies are now waking up to the transformative potential.
Half of American couples argue regularly about money, and they can often get deep into their lives together before the difference surface.